January 26, 2024
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Anna Parr Earns Junior Silver Award
Anna Parr, Mason City, Ill., has earned the National Junior Angus Association’s (NJAA) Silver award, according to Caitlyn Brandt, events and junior activities director of the American Angus Association® in Saint Joseph, Mo.
Parr is the 14-year-old daughter of Bret and Kirsten Parr and attends Illini Central Middle School. She is a member of the NJAA and the Illinois Junior Angus Association, where she serves as royalty.
She has participated in local, state, regional and national shows. At the National Junior Angus Show (NJAS), Parr participated in the photography, livestock judging, graphic design, livestock judging, Skill-A-Thon and quiz bowl contests. She also participated in the mentoring program in 2019.
Parr has submitted DNA samples for Genomic Profile Testing through Angus Genetics Inc. (AGI).
The Silver award is the second level of the NJAA Recognition Program that began in 1972. Junior Angus breeders must apply for the award, then meet point requirements in many areas of participation before receiving the honor. Applicants are evaluated in areas of junior Angus association activities and leadership, participation in showmanship, contests and shows, using performance testing to improve their herd and their progress in producing and merchandising Angus cattle.
The NJAA promotes the involvement of young people in raising Angus cattle, while also providing leadership and self-development opportunities for the nearly 4,500 active members nationwide.
— Written by Amber Wahlgren, Angus Communications